Trains from Inverness to Edinburgh

Inverness to Edinburgh train information

Inverness Edinburgh train map

Train duration 3h35m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Inverness, Scotland
Distance 112 Miles
Train operators ScotRail
Lowest train price from £12.90
Average train price £30.00
  • The trains from Inverness (Highlands and Islands) to Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland) are provided by ScotRail. The services on board can change depending on the train company.
  • On average, the journey takes approximately 3h35m by train covering a distance of 112 miles to get to Edinburgh from Inverness. The duration may vary depending if your train is direct or if you need to make a change.
  • Looking at our data, the best price to travel by train in the next 180 days is £12.90. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Inverness to Edinburgh train tickets

from £12.90 MORE 4h06m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £9.80 MORE 3h59m
Flight
from £60.60 MORE 14h07m

Inverness - Edinburgh prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Inverness to Edinburgh by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Inverness to Edinburgh

When are the next trains to Edinburgh?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Inverness
08:45
Edinburgh Waverley
12:51
4h06m ScotRail
Inverness
09:42
Edinburgh Waverley
13:30
3h48m ScotRail
Inverness
10:51
Edinburgh Waverley
14:27
3h36m ScotRail
Inverness
10:57
Edinburgh Waverley
16:22
5h25m ScotRail
Inverness
12:48
Edinburgh Waverley
16:33
3h45m ScotRail
Inverness
14:49
Edinburgh Waverley
18:52
4h03m ScotRail

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

According to our data, 6 trains from Inverness to Edinburgh are running today and 0 tomorrow. The first Inverness Edinburgh train is at 08:45 and the last one is at 14:49. The first and last departure times may be different on each day of the week and there may be fewer services during weekends or public holidays. Rail operators may also increase or decrease the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

Inverness - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£5

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£12

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£12

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£23

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£27

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£33

Same day

Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Inverness to Edinburgh are increasing the closer you get to your departure day. According to our data, if you buy your train 2 months in advance, you can find tickets from £5 whereas when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling, you will need to spend at least £33 for your train. Thus, you may save 85% on the price of your ticket by booking 2 months in advance instead of on the day you're travelling.

The figures are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Inverness to Edinburgh trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Inverness and Edinburgh by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Edinburgh to Inverness and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Inverness
Edinburgh
Waverley
£12.90 23/08/2022 10:57 ScotRail 30 days ago
Inverness
Edinburgh
Waverley
£18.30 13/08/2022 09:42 ScotRail 1 day ago
Inverness
Edinburgh
Waverley
£18.30 23/08/2022 12:48 ScotRail 30 days ago
Inverness
Edinburgh
Waverley
£18.30 23/08/2022 08:45 ScotRail 30 days ago
Inverness
Edinburgh
Waverley
£24.80 23/08/2022 14:49 ScotRail 30 days ago
Inverness
Edinburgh
Waverley
£50.00 13/08/2022 10:51 ScotRail 1 day ago
Inverness
Edinburgh
Waverley
£50.00 13/08/2022 14:49 ScotRail 1 day ago
Inverness
Edinburgh
Waverley
£50.00 13/08/2022 12:48 ScotRail 1 day ago
Inverness
Edinburgh
Waverley
£50.00 13/08/2022 08:45 ScotRail 1 day ago
Inverness
Edinburgh
Waverley
£57.10 13/08/2022 10:57 ScotRail 1 day ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Inverness Edinburgh train

Discount Inverness - Edinburgh train tickets

National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age and your situation, you can get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you save money for your Inverness Edinburgh train ticket.

The main benefit of purchasing a railcard is that you only need a few trips to break even.

You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets in a year for the railcard to be worth the investment. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you purchase after that, you will spare money.

For instance, train tickets from Inverness to Edinburgh cost on average £29.74 (1). When dividing £88 by £29.74 (£88/£29.74 = 2.96), you can see that after only 3 one way trips from Edinburgh to Inverness, the card will have paid for itself.

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most adult fares, hence you will save 1/3 on most train tickets.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Inverness to Edinburgh train £29.74 £19.83 £9.91 2.97

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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